Maintaining Quality Control in Re-Packaged Medications

Repackaged medicines are pills, liquids, powders or any other type of medicine that has been transported from a packaging facility to a repackaging facility. Once received, the repackaging staff will remove the medicine from its original packaging and sort the medicine into a safer, more quality controlled packaging. The goal of repackaging is to increase … Continue reading Maintaining Quality Control in Re-Packaged Medications ... Read more

What Do Patients Look for in a Medical Practice?

When patients seek your help, they have expectations about how their visit will go. Their expectations are set by previous experiences, what others are saying about you, and what you say about yourself through marketing. You may think the cost of your visit is what drives patients to see you. But this is not the … Continue reading What Do Patients Look for in a Medical Practice? ... Read more

Increasing Patient Safety from Medication Mistakes

There are many horror stories involving patients making errors when taking their medications. In fact, medication errors are becoming more common today. Pharmacists are making their own set of errors when filling a prescription. Drugs that look alike but have completely different effects have been accidentally given to patients. Cross-contamination due to unclean compounding areas … Continue reading Increasing Patient Safety from Medication Mistakes ... Read more

What Makes for an Inviting Office or Medical Practice?

Your office and medical practice can be part of a decision made by patients as to whether they want to choose you as their physician. There are many factors your patients are considering when they visit your office. Any one of these factors can make a patient feel uncomfortable, or comfortable. Your goal is to … Continue reading What Makes for an Inviting Office or Medical Practice? ... Read more

How In-Office Dispensing Allows You to Educate Patients on Drug Interactions

Drug interactions happen daily across the United States. An interaction can happen in many ways. The pharmacist may mistake the doctor’s prescription for a drug that sounds or looks like the one being prescribed. Pharmacists have also been known to accidentally cross-contaminate medications, especially when the compounding table is not as clean as it should … Continue reading How In-Office Dispensing Allows You to Educate Patients on Drug Interactions ... Read more

How Stocking Durable Medical Equipment Can Help Your Practice

As a physician, you are constantly evaluating the needs of your patients and making recommendations for treatments that can better their health. Some patients are treated with medication, while others can be treated with physical therapy. There are still other patients that may need durable medical equipment. In fact, durable medical equipment is a 42 … Continue reading How Stocking Durable Medical Equipment Can Help Your Practice ... Read more

Dispense Medication Directly to Increase Patient Compliance

When discussing patient compliance, physicians refer to this as how well a patient follows your medical advice. This can mean how well they follow your advice when taking medication, or it can mean how well they follow your advice in using medical equipment and supplies, therapies, exercises and even self-care. Your patient’s compliance shows you … Continue reading Dispense Medication Directly to Increase Patient Compliance ... Read more

Why Are the Hurdles to Dispense Controlled Substances in Place?

Controlled substances can sometimes be needed by some of your patients who have had an injury or ailment that is causing them severe pain. These patients should be able to receive a prescription from you to treat their condition. As a physician dispensing medication in your office, you can provide this relief to your patients. … Continue reading Why Are the Hurdles to Dispense Controlled Substances in Place? ... Read more

What Are Some Ways to Improve Medical Practice Revenue?

The demands you must provide benefits to your staff, maintain he expenses of the office, and earn money for yourself can become difficult. Therefore, many doctors are searching for ways to make more money without the need to spend every minute of the day working. Below are some easy to implement ideas that will increase … Continue reading What Are Some Ways to Improve Medical Practice Revenue? ... Read more

The Benefits of Prepackaged Medication When Taking Multiple Medication at Once

Many of your patients are taking multiple medications at once. Some reports state 50% of patients do not take their medications as prescribed. Some of the reasons included patients not getting their refill on time, patients forgetting whether they took their medication, and taking too much or too little of their medications. Other dangers can … Continue reading The Benefits of Prepackaged Medication When Taking Multiple Medication at Once ... Read more